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Carpenter, Franklin R.
Age: 37, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 11/25/61, m/i 2/18/62, CPL, Co. F, 8th VT INF, reen 1/5/64, comn 2LT, 12/8/63 (2/3/64), wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, pow, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, prld 2/22/65, m/o 6/28/65
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Birth: 09/22/1824, Highgate, VT
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Swanton, VT
Gravestone photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 18924808
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/1/1877
Portrait?: Guber Collection off-site, VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Riverside Cemetery, Swanton, VT
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Frank R. Carpenter
St. Albans Daily Messenger
August 15, 1903
The funeral of Frank R. Carpenter, who died Thursday night, will be held at his home on 30 Greenwich st., Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock instead of Saturday as was first intended. The burial will be at Riverside cemetery. Mr. Carpenter was a veteran of the civil War. He was a first corporal in co. F, 8th Vt. Vols., re-enlisted January 5,1864. He was wounded and taken prisoner while on picket duty at the battle of Cedar Creek; paroled out February 22,1865. He was commissioned second lieutenant of Co. F, December 3, 1863. At the battle of Cedar Creek, the Eighth Vermont volunteers held the left of the brigade and was much more exposed than any other troop. Charge after charge of the enemy was repulsed. The colors of the regiment were taken and retaken three times and they now grace the capitol at Montpelier. There were hand to hand conflicts, bayonets dripped blood, and some skulls were broken with clubs, but the little band held on until almost exterminated, losing 110 fighting men in killed and wounded out of 148 engaged. This was the last great battle of the Eighth. Mr. Carpenter's wife died a few years ago. She was a sister of Daniel and Frederick Dutcher, of St. Albans. He leaves three children, one, Frank, having died several years ago. Those now living: L.D. Carpenter, a successful druggist of Hudson, mass., and Miss Emily Carpenter, the well-known music teacher in the pubic schools.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.
8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History